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From Creation to the Death of Isaac

BOOK I. FROM THE CREATION TO THE DEATH OF ISAAC. CHAPTER 1. THE CONSTITUTION OF THE WORLD AND THE DISPOSITION OF THE ELEMENTS. 1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. But when the earth did not come into sight, but was covered with thick darkness, and a wind moved upon its surface,... Read More

From Fadus the Procurator to Florus

BOOK XX. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF TWENTY-TWO YEARS. FROM FADUS THE PROCURATOR TO FLORUS. CHAPTER 1. A SEDITION OF THE PHILADELPHIANS AGAINST THE JEWS; AND ALSO CONCERNING THE VESTMENTS OF THE HIGH PRIEST. 1. UPON the death of king Agrippa, which we have related in the foregoing book, Claudius Caes... Read More

From the Banishment of Archelaus to the Departure of the Jews from Babylon

BOOK XVIII. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF THIRTY-TWO YEARS. FROM THE BANISHMENT OF ARCHELUS TO THE DEPARTURE FROM BABYLON. CHAPTER 1. HOW CYRENIUS WAS SENT BY CAESAR TO MAKE A TAXATION OF SYRIA AND JUDEA; AND HOW COPONIUS WAS SENT TO BE PROCURATOR OF JUDEA; CONCERNING JUDAS OF GALILEE AND CONCERNING TH... Read More

From the Captivity of the Ten Tribes to the First Year of Cyrus

BOOK X. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-TWO YEARS AND A HALF. FROM THE CAPTIVITY OF THE TEN TRIBES TO THE FIRST YEAR OF CYRUS. CHAPTER 1. HOW SENNACHERIB MADE AN EXPEDITION AGAINST HEZEKIAH; WHAT THREATENINGS RABSHAKEH MADE TO HEZEKIAH WHEN SENNACHERIB WAS GONE AGAINST THE EGYPTIAN... Read More

From the Death of Ahab to the Captivity of the Ten Tribes

BOOK 9. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-SEVEN YEARS. FROM THE DEATH OF AHAB TO THE CAPTIVITY OF THE TEN TRIBES. CHAPTER 1. CONCERNING JEHOSHAPHAT AGAIN; HOW HE CONSTITUTED JUDGES AND, BY GOD'S ASSISTANCE OVERCAME HIS ENEMIES. 1. WHEN Jehoshaphat the king was come to Jerusalem, from ... Read More

From the Death of Alexander and Aristobulus to the Banishment of Archelaus

BOOK XVII. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF FOURTEEN YEARS. FROM THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER AND ARISTOBULUS TO THE BANISHMENT OF ARCHELAUS. CHAPTER 1. HOW ANTIPATER WAS HATED BY ALL THE NATION [OF THE JEWS] FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF HIS BRETHREN; AND HOW, FOR THAT REASON HE GOT INTO PECULIAR FAVOR WITH HIS FRIENDS... Read More

From the Death of Alexander the Great to the Death of Judas Maccabeus

BOOK XII. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF A HUNDRED AND SEVENTY YEARS. FROM THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT TO THE DEATH OF JUDAS MACCABEUS. CHAPTER 1. HOW PTOLEMY THE SON OF LAGUS TOOK JERUSALEM AND JUDEA BY DECEIT AND TREACHERY, AND CARRIED MANY THENCE, AND PLANTED THEM IN EGYPT. 1. NOW when Alexander... Read More

From the Death of Antigonus to the Finishing of the Temple by Herod

BOOK XV. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF EIGHTEEN YEARS. FROM THE DEATH OF ANTIGONUS TO THE FINISHING OF THE TEMPLE BY HEROD. CHAPTER 1. CONCERNING POLLIO AND SAMEAS. HEROD SLAYS THE PRINCIPAL OF ANTIGONUS'S FRIENDS, AND SPOILS THE CITY OF ITS WEALTH. ANTONY BEHEADS ANTIGONUS. 1. HOW Sosius and Herod too... Read More

From the Death of David to the Death of Ahab

BOOK VIII. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-THREE YEARS. FROM THE DEATH OF DAVID TO THE DEATH OF AHAB. CHAPTER 1. HOW SOLOMON, WHEN HE HAD RECEIVED THE KINGDOM TOOK OFF HIS ENEMIES. 1. WE have already treated of David, and his virtue, and of the benefits he was the author of to his c... Read More

From the Death of Eli to the Death of Saul

BOOK VI. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF THIRTY-TWO YEARS. FROM THE DEATH OF ELI TO THE DEATH OF SAUL. CHAPTER 1. THE DESTRUCTION THAT CAME UPON THE PHILISTINES, AND UPON THEIR LAND, BY THE WRATH OF GO ON ACCOUNT OF THEIR HAVING CARRIED THE ARK AWAY CAPTIVE; AND AFTER WHAT MANNER THEY SENT IT BACK TO THE... Read More

From the Death of Isaac to the Exodus out of Egypt

BOOK II. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY YEARS. FROM THE DEATH OF ISAAC TO THE EXODUS OUT OF EGYPT. CHAPTER 1. HOW ESAU AND JACOB, ISAAC'S SONS DIVIDED THEIR HABITATION; AND ESAU POSSESSED IDUMEA AND JACOB CANAAN. 1. AFTER the death of Isaac, his sons divided their habitations resp... Read More

From the Death of Judas Maccabeus to the Death of Queen Alexandra

BOOK XIII. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF EIGHTY-TWO YEARS, FROM THE DEATH OF JUDAS MACCABEUS TO THE DEATH OF QUEEN ALEXANDRA. CHAPTER 1. HOW JONATHAN TOOK THE GOVERNMENT AFTER HIS BROTHER JUDAS; AND HOW HE, TOGETHER WITH HIS BROTHER SIMON, WAGED WAR AGAINST BACCHIDES. 1. BY what means the nation of the... Read More

From the Death of Moses to the Death of Eli

BOOK V. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SIX YEARS. FROM THE DEATH OF MOSES TO THE DEATH OF ELI. CHAPTER 1. HOW JOSHUA, THE COMMANDER OF THE HEBREWS, MADE WAR WITH THE CANAANITES, AND OVERCAME THEM, AND DESTROYED THEM, AND DIVIDED THEIR LAND BY LOT TO THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL. 1. WHEN... Read More

From the Death of Queen Alexandra to the Death of Antigonus

BOOK XIV. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF THIRTY-TWO YEARS. FROM THE DEATH OF QUEEN ALEXANDRA TO THE DEATH OF ANTIGONUS. CHAPTER 1. THE WAR BETWEEN ARISTOBULUS AND HYRCANUS ABOUT THE KINGDOM; AND HOW THEY MADE ANAGREEMENT THAT ARISTOBULUS SHOULD BE KING, AND HYRCANUS LIVE A PRIVATE LIFE; AS ALSO HOW HYRC... Read More

From the Death of Saul to the Death of David

BOOK VII. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF FORTY YEARS. FROM THE DEATH OF SAUL TO THE DEATH OF DAVID. CHAPTER 1. HOW DAVID REIGNED OVER ONE TRIBE AT HEBRON WHILE THE SON OF SAUL REIGNED OVER THE REST OF THE MULTITUDE; AND HOW, IN THE CIVIL WAR WHICH THEN AROSE ASAHEL AND ABNER WERE SLAIN. 1. THIS fight pr... Read More

From the Departure of the Jews from Babylon to Fadus the Roman Procurator

BOOK XIX. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF THREE YEARS AND A HALF. FROM THE DEPARTURE OUT OF BABYLON TO FADUS, THE ROMAN PROCURATOR. CHAPTER 1. HOW CAIUS (1) WAS SLAIN BY CHEREA. 1. NOW this Caius (2) did not demonstrate his madness in offering injuries only to the Jews at Jerusalem, or to those that dwel... Read More

From the Exodus out of Egypt to the Rejection of the Generation

BOOK III. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF TWO YEARS. FROM THE EXODUS OUT OF EGYPT, TO THE REJECTION OF THAT GENERATION. CHAPTER 1. HOW MOSES WHEN HE HAD BROUGHT THE PEOPLE OUT OF EGYPT LED THEM TO MOUNT SINAI; BUT NOT TILL THEY HAD SUFFERED MUCH IN THEIR JOURNEY. 1. WHEN the Hebrews had obtained such a w... Read More

From the Finishing of the Temple by Herod to the Death of Alexander and Aristobulus

BOOK XVI. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF TWELVE YEARS. FROM THE FINISHING OF THE TEMPLE BY HEROD TO THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER AND ARISTOBULUS. CHAPTER 1. A LAW OF HEROD'S ABOUT, THIEVES. SALOME AND PHERORAS CALUMNIATE ALEXANDER AND ARISTOBULUS, UPON THEIR RETURN FROM ROME FOR WHOM YET HEROD PROVIDES WIVES.... Read More

From the First Year of Cyrus to the Death of Alexander the Great

BOOK XI. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY-THREE YEARS AND FIVE MONTHS. FROM THE FIRST OF CYRUS TO THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT. CHAPTER 1. HOW CYRUS, KING OF THE PERSIANS, DELIVERED THE JEWS OUT OF BABYLON AND SUFFERED THEM TO RETURN TO THEIR OWN COUNTRY AND TO BUILD THEIR TEMPLE... Read More

From the Rejection of that Generation to the Death of Moses

BOOK IV. CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS. FROM THE REJECTION OF THAT GENERATION TO THE DEATH OF MOSES. CHAPTER 1. FIGHT OF THE HEBREWS WITH THE CANAANITES WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF MOSES; AND THEIR DEFEAT. 1. NOW this life of the Hebrews in the wilderness was so disagreeable and troubleso... Read More

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